Off-Campus Housing

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: So far, I haven't lived off-campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a variety of options and although some are extraordinarily expensive the university off campus housing is fairly affordable.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There arent many on campus housing available for many students. So the university owns off campus buildings in which many students live there.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Good options available around campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Never lived off campus, but from what i've heard its not that bad

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  • 392nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

BJ Grip
Hometown
Colorado Springs, CO
Major
Theater
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Off-campus housing not owned by the University can be nice, but the closer it is to campus, the higher the price. Small, sometimes rundown apartments are expensive, but they always seem to get filled. Nicer apartments get scooped up quickly. Safety is a key issue for apartments close to Figueroa between 27th and 32nd streets. The areas immediately northwest of campus are safe and clean with nice apartments to chose from.

Further from campus is the Medici, a luxury apartment building in the heart of downtown, about two miles from campus. Apartments at the Medici are about the same as the more expensive places around campus, but the Medici is far nicer than anything surrounding USC. It offers a private park, workout facilities, tennis courts, and brand new apartments. The downside to living at the Medici is the distance to campus. Off-campus housing in the immediate area is preferred and can be decent for apartment shoppers who start their searches early and are willing to pay a bit more. You might even hear about some students who commute from Los Feliz and Westwood, mostly because they don’t have the same security issues as if they lived by USC. But, of course, they must also consider gas money, mileage, traffic, and USC parking costs.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
61%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$12,440
Best Time to Look for a Place
Beginning of second semester
Popular Areas
  • 30th Street Villas
  • Conquest Housing (several buildings off campus)
  • The Bungalows
  • The Medici
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $900
  • 2 BR: $1,000
  • Studio: $600

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 138 responses

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  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 136 responses

  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 13% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 68% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 16% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 135 responses

  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 50% Somewhat helpful.
  • 26% Extremely helpful.
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